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Libra 2

by Joe Nasta 3 months ago in heartbreak
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I used to take pride in big & small things. Now I take pride in nothing.

Libra 2
Photo by malith d karunarathne on Unsplash

I discover time 

as pink moons.

How has one year

passed already?


I used to take pride

in big & small things.

Now I take pride

in nothing.


I miss surging at

the sights

of I don’t know.

Oh, I don’t know.


The water.

A mirror.


The world turning.



Short skyscrapers.


Sandal straps.


A family, a family, a fam-

ily of model figures

I placed gently on the toilet

in our bathroom.


Oh, they’ve fallen over!

What does pride feel like now?

I’m only arrogant now.

I keep one stem of every rose bouquet.


I place dried petals on my tongue

at full moon ceremonies. 

Tonight it’s pink, it’s pink

again, oh.


I’m starting to believe or


if the way I move my fingers 



If there is not enough love

in the world.

If there is too much



About the author

Joe Nasta

Hi! I'm Joe (ze/zir), a queer multimodal artist and writer. I work in Seattle & I write love poems.

@roflcoptermcgee on Instagram

@joenasta on TikTok

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